Feature: IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME: CE ConnectionMeeting the challenge of IBSWadlund, Diana L. MSN, RN, CRNFA, CRNPAuthor Information Diana L. Wadlund is an acute care NP at Surgical Specialists in Paoli, PA. The author and planners have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article. The Nurse Practitioner: May 11, 2012 - Volume 37 - Issue 5 - p 22-30 doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000413481.44379.24 Buy CE Test Metrics Abstract Irritable bowel syndrome is frustrating and debilitating for patients, and management of this disorder is a challenge for healthcare providers. IBS is a common, functional, gastrointestinal disorder, and is often characterized by crippling symptoms without any pathologic findings. © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.